Future-Focused Friday: A Few Things That Made Us Smile This Week

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Hey everyone! How has this week been treating you? Has a routine started to sneak in between taking classes online or working remotely?

We get it, every day just feels a little bit different right now. It's okay, obviously, but it can be hard to know what to do when you're in limbo. We might not have a specific date yet, but we know that eventually the world will open back up and we'll go out and explore again. So in the meantime, we've been finding the things that make us smile. Did you see this student blog about the best scones in Dublin? Are you feeling a bit blue lately? We’d love to hear what you’re up to, whether you're relaxing or staying productive.

Join us as we share stories, videos, blogs, Instagram posts, and more that are bringing smiles to our faces and reminding us that this too shall pass...starting with this student photo from Morocco. That camel was definitely ready for its close-up!

Dancing to Lizzo in Madrid

This video of Spring 2019 student Nick in Madrid is a sure-fire way to brighten your day, Nick Sheppard's blogger bio says it best, where he describes himself as "a guy who dances in public like it was his bedroom and sings as loud on the street as he does in the shower." You keep dancing, Nick!


Brendan's Blog & His Love For Birds

Few things make us quite as happy as seeing our students pursue their passions on the other side of the planet. Brendan Murtha is exactly this student; someone whose curiosity about birds brought them to Ecuador. Add in his gift with words and, we're obsessed. Dive in to one of our favorite posts to start picturing a normal day abroad (remember those?!), 24 Hours in the Galápagos (Hypothetical Monday).


Crossing Off A Cape Town Bucket-List...In One Week

“A week and a few days ago, I found out that my study abroad program was cut short, and that we were all required to go home. Now, I think we all have done a lot of talking about why, so I am sure you already know. But, what you don’t know is how I spent my last week." Read more about all Mary Kaitlin did in her last week in Cape Town in the post,  Last week Itinerary: A List of Must-Do's

Checking In With the #IESabroad Instagram Feed


Whatever you're up to this weekend, we hope you find some time to get inspired for your next big adventure! Whether that's by weighing in on our travel polls on instagram or getting started with your study abroad plans. Your dreams—and the world!—will be waiting on the other side of all of this. Keep chasing them.

In the meantime, find things that make you smile, check in with your friends, and stay healthy.

P.S. Did you see our post this week on how to plan for study abroad during a pandemic? It'll be extra helpful for you as you keep chasing those dreamings and focusing on your future this Friday.

“I would do it all again.”
Kiara P. • Whitman College • Freiburg - Language & Area Studies • Spring 2020
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